Top Cited Articles of All Time (1980 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1980 edition)

Keep in mind that citation counts can never be exact, there is something like a 5% error in most of these numbers. Please do not fret about number 32 versus 33, as this is often not a statistically significant difference. More information about citations in INSPIRE can be found here.

Also note that the counts shown, and used in the rankings, are the counts as of 2019-12-29. Further, the counts shown by the ranking are only the cites satisfying the criteria for that list. Actual citation numbers in the database may change as corrections are made and papers are added, the links will take you to the updated numbers.

Annual and All-time 1980 editions

1194 core citations up to the end of 1980PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 2147 core citations up to the end of 1980
  2. 1577 core citations up to the end of 1980
  3. 857 core citations up to the end of 1980
    Experimental Observation of a Heavy Particle $J$
    E598 Collaboration (J.J. Aubert (MIT, LNS) et al.). Nov 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1404-1406
    COO-3069-271
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1404

  4. 833 core citations up to the end of 1980
  5. 811 core citations up to the end of 1980
  6. 783 core citations up to the end of 1980
    Discovery of a Narrow Resonance in $e^+ e^-$ Annihilation
    SLAC-SP-017 Collaboration (J.E. Augustin (SLAC) et al.). Nov 1974. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1406-1408, Adv.Exp.Phys. 5 (1976) 141
    SLAC-PUB-1504, LBL-3391
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1406

  7. 711 core citations up to the end of 1980
  8. 703 core citations up to the end of 1980
  9. 680 core citations up to the end of 1980
  10. 652 core citations up to the end of 1980
  11. 649 core citations up to the end of 1980
  12. 635 core citations up to the end of 1980
  13. 633 core citations up to the end of 1980
  14. 632 core citations up to the end of 1980
  15. 606 core citations up to the end of 1980
  16. 598 core citations up to the end of 1980
  17. 590 core citations up to the end of 1980
  18. 582 core citations up to the end of 1980
  19. 577 core citations up to the end of 1980
  20. 564 core citations up to the end of 1980
  21. 564 core citations up to the end of 1980
  22. 552 core citations up to the end of 1980
  23. 539 core citations up to the end of 1980
  24. 527 core citations up to the end of 1980
  25. 520 core citations up to the end of 1980
  26. 516 core citations up to the end of 1980
  27. 498 core citations up to the end of 1980
  28. 492 core citations up to the end of 1980
  29. 489 core citations up to the end of 1980
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6

  30. 488 core citations up to the end of 1980
  31. 484 core citations up to the end of 1980
  32. 482 core citations up to the end of 1980
  33. 478 core citations up to the end of 1980
  34. 471 core citations up to the end of 1980
  35. 468 core citations up to the end of 1980
    The Spectrum of Charmonium
    E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, John B. Kogut, K.D. Lane, Tung-Mow Yan (Cornell U., LNS). Dec 1974. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 34 (1975) 369-372, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.36.1276, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  36. 466 core citations up to the end of 1980
  37. 458 core citations up to the end of 1980
  38. 454 core citations up to the end of 1980
  39. 446 core citations up to the end of 1980